'Big Data' phenomenon is an emerging force in the global business world. It is characterised by five Vs: Volume, Velocity, Variety, Veracity and Value. It increasingly makes data sets too large to store and analyse beyond the ability of traditional relational database technology. This unit provides fundamentals related to the technology and the core concepts behind big data problems, applications, and systems. It provides an introduction to the most common open-source software framework to increase the potential for data to transform our world. Students will develop comprehensive understanding of the challenges that organisations are facing for managing 'Big Data' and the technological solutions for efficient and strategic decision making.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):